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Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is a custom pharmacy drug, a medication classified in the family of medications known as antifibrinolytics. Tranexamic acid is primarily used for the treatment of excessive or heavy bleeding due to menstruation. Tranexamic acid has been effective in some patients as a clotting enhancer, essentially allowing blood to clot more easily.

HOW TO USE:

Tranexamic acid is generally taken orally as a tablet, 3 to 5 times per day or as directed by your doctor, for up to 5 days during a menstrual period. Do not take this medication for more than 5 days during a menstrual period. See your doctor if you feel that the medication is not having an effect or if you perceive your heavy bleeding to be exacerbating. See your compounding pharmacist for further information. Always follow your doctor's directions on usage and dosage.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Some medications and drugs may produce troublesome side effects. Side effects may differ from person to person. Some users may experience no side effects while others may experience one or several. Ask your doctor for an overview of all side effects. See your doctor if you encounter any side effect that gets worse or hangs around. Common side effects seen with tranexamic acid are as follows:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Stomach Pain
  • Bone Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sinus Pain

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Some patients may experience unwanted, potentially dangerous, severe side effects. Watch for signs of any severe side effects. Seek medical treatment at once if you experience anything that feels troublesome or severe. A partial list of some of the severe side effects you could possibly experience while taking tranexamic acid is provided below. If you experience anything listed below, stop taking tranexamic acid and get medical assistance right away.

  • Rash and/or Hives
  • Itching
  • Swelling (face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes)
  • Swelling (hands, feet, ankles, lower legs)
  • Hoarseness
  • Leg Pain, Swelling, Tenderness, Warmth and/or Redness
  • Changes in Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Feeling Short of Breath
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Trouble Swallowing

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Anyone considering the use of tranexamic acid should consult with his or her doctor before starting a course of this potent drug. Inform your doctor about your medical history and any medications, drugs, or supplements that you are currently using or have used in the recent or distant past.

Tranexamic acid is possibly contraindicated for the following:

  • Fluid Accumulation in Brain
  • Heart Attack
  • Abnormal Increase in Ability to Clot Blood
  • Acute Blood Clot (in a blood vessel supplying lungs)
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Subarachnoid Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Blood Clot in Brain
  • Stroke
  • Obstruction of Blood Vessel by Blood Clot
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Clot in Deep Vein of Extremities
  • Chronic Degenerative Conjunctivitis (with fibrin deposits)
  • Moderate to Severe Kidney Impairment
  • Allergy to Tranexamic Acid
  • Retinal Thrombosis

Tranexamic acid is possibly contraindicated for many other conditions, diseases, or drug interactions. Consult with your doctor for more information on all the possible contraindications that could be relevant to you.

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